Jean-Baptiste Tavernier | ‘Collection of Various Singular and Curious Accounts and Treatises | A Review

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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier | ‘Collection of Various Singular and Curious Accounts and Treatises | A Review

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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s ‘Collection of Various Singular and Curious Accounts and Treatises’-A Review

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s travel book “Recueil de plusieurs relations et traitez singuliers et curieux” (Collection of Various Singular and Curious Accounts and Treatises) is a remarkable work that provides a comprehensive account of his travels to various parts of the world. Published in 1679, the book contains a series of accounts and descriptions of different places, cultures, and events that the author witnessed during his extensive travels. Here is a detailed review of the book:

Content:
The book is divided into two volumes, with each volume consisting of several chapters. The first volume contains Tavernier’s travels to Persia, India, and other parts of Asia, while the second volume describes his travels to Russia, Turkey, and other parts of Europe. Each chapter provides a detailed account of the author’s experiences, including the people he met, the places he visited, and the customs and traditions of the local population.

Writing Style:
Tavernier’s writing style is descriptive and detailed, providing readers with a vivid picture of the places he visited. His narrative is engaging and often personal, as he shares his opinions and thoughts on the people and cultures he encounters. His language is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow his descriptions and understand the places he visited.

Accuracy:
Tavernier‘s travel accounts are considered to be highly accurate, as he was an experienced traveler who took great care to document his experiences. He was meticulous in his observations and often included maps and drawings to support his descriptions. His accounts are also supported by historical and archaeological evidence, making them reliable sources for scholars and researchers.

Importance:
The book is considered an important historical source for its detailed descriptions of the cultures and customs of the places Tavernier visited. It provides valuable insight into the political, economic, and social conditions of the places he traveled to, and is a primary source for scholars studying the history and culture of Persia, India, and other parts of Asia during the 17th century. The book is also important for its descriptions of the gem trade, as Tavernier was a prominent gem merchant and provided valuable insights into the gem markets of the time.

Conclusion:
Overall, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s travel book “Recueil de plusieurs relations et traitez singuliers et curieux” is a fascinating account of his travels to various parts of the world. His descriptions are detailed, accurate, and engaging, making the book a valuable historical source for scholars and researchers. The book is also an enjoyable read for anyone interested in travel writing or the history and culture of the places Tavernier visited. is a remarkable work that provides a comprehensive account of his travels to various parts of the world. Published in 1679, the book contains a series of accounts and descriptions of different places, cultures, and events that the author witnessed during his extensive travels. Here is a detailed review of the book: 0 0 0.

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier | ‘Collection of Various Singular and Curious Accounts and Treatises | A Review

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